News

Idle ISP Cruisers Could Soon Hit the Road

Idle ISP Cruisers Could Soon Hit the Road

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Illinois lawmakers are pushing legislation to get 85 idle Illinois State Police cruisers on the road.

Rep. Brian Stewart’s proposal would allocate existing funds to install lights, sirens and other electronics on 85 Chevrolet Caprices that are sitting idle. State police are struggling to get the cars prepared for service because of a small number of technicians.

Stewart’s predecessor, former Rep. Jim Sacia, championed a $1 increase in vehicle registration fees that generated money for the purchase of new cruisers. But those cars remain parked without the necessary technical equipment.

Stewart’s legislation would allow money from the fee increase to be spent on preparing, improving and maintaining state police vehicles.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 31

WENN

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Entertainment

‘Girls’ star Allison Williams to play Peter Pan on live TV

alisonwilliams

The star of the HBO comedy will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special "Peter Pan Live! on NBC."

in Entertainment

Chris Pratt goes from slob to heartthrob

chrispratt

With a more buff physique than his character Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation," Pratt combines cocky and dorky into an unlikely leader of a band of outcasts bent on saving the galaxy.